The provisions present a set of recommended improvements to the ASCE/SEI 7-16 Standard.
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Local officials that don’t comply could lose federal money to combat climate change.
Bifacial solar systems offer many advantages over traditional systems.
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On April 18, 2019, the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a suite of laws...read more
The change is expected to give contractors bigger checks earlier in project timeline.
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A new study makes the case for relocating in a "strategic, managed" manner.
The Heights & Areas Calculator, developed by the International Code Council, the American Wood Council, and WoodWorks, is based on provisions in the 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code.
A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occup...read more
Growing economy means more jobs, more cars, more hours stuck in traffic.
AGC asks for more funding for education and increased immigration to fill gaps.
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The guide summarizes provisions for the use of wood and wood products in the 2018 IBC.
The U.S. Green Building Council says that the LEED residential market has grown 19% since 2017. N...read more
Improved safety, better adoption of electric scooters and autonomous vehicles are possible if dri...read more
Payback ranges from five to 15 years.
Other states have no ban, but have strengthened building codes for tidal wave resilience.
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Pop-up parks that provide instant open areas for public use and programming can revitalize under-...read more
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The move follows successful public input on LEED 4.1.
Guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology are needed, says expert.
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American Concrete Institute offers guidance on assessment, repair, rehab of existing concrete str...read more
The update adds credits to lower carbon footprints and to promote climate change resiliency.
The Forest Stewardship Council and other groups aim to help buyers understand and make it easier...read more
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The walkability trend is spreading to urbanizing suburbs.
The Decennial Group, a joint venture of two leading real estate developers, is investing in Opportunity Zones to take advantage of new tax incentives. Image: Decennial Group
Decennial Group says it’s looking at 250 potential projects, primarily in America’s heartland and...read more
The aim is to offset the impact on housing costs and homelessness by tech companies.
U.S. steel and aluminum mills could get a market-share boost from import tariffs. But the industry can't say for certain yet which products or producers will ultimately be subject to those duties. Image: Pixabay
Are import quotas and a “Buy American” infrastructure mandate in the cards?
Katerra's sole factory, in Phoenix, produces wall panels, roof and floor trusses, cabinets, and countertops. The company, which recently raised $865 million in new venture capital financing, expects to have five more plants operating by year's end. Image: Katerra
Investors flock to this vertically integrated startup, which automates its design and constructio...read more
The map includes easily accessible and detailed information on each of the nearly 34,000 historic buildings within the city’s 141 historic districts.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a new, enhanced version of its inter...read more
Vacuum dust collection, water-delivery systems, and respirators will be required.
Construction spending outpaced the nation's GDP growth in 2016, according to JLL's latest construction outlook. But spending remains uncertain this year, as the industry waits to see whether new policies on labor and trade emerge from the new administration. Image: Pixabay
Impacts on labor and materials costs at issue, according to latest JLL report.
A new study by PwC details how the industrial sector could get more involved as an influencer, and possibly as investors, in the massive infrastructure spending program that federal lawmakers and The White House now seem committed to moving forward. Image: Pixabay
The accounting and consulting firm PwC offers the industrial sector a five-step approach to getti...read more
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Missouri is the latest to enact design-build legislation.